Monday, May 27

Wedding Week - Our Wedding Map

Well folks, its finally here. Wedding Week!! I'll be sharing details of our upcoming wedding all week. The stress is fading away and I'm starting to get excited!!! Still have some DIY projects to tackle today and this week, but I'm going to have help and wine and just try to enjoy this week :) I can't believe it is finally almost here!

First up, our wedding map. It turned out to be one of my most favorite items for the wedding. Arely at CaligrafiaBella did an amazing job. She is so incredibly talented and a delight to work with.

The process starts with her sending you a list of questions and requirements in an easy to follow instruction sheet. You provide her with a list of all of the places you want included in your map, lots of pictures, a google map of the area and locations, and the most important roads to be included.  She has great ideas, so you don't have to worry if you aren't particularly creative!

Next, she comes up with a sketch. I was SO excited when she emailed me ours, because it was even better than I could have imagined. There really wasn't much that we needed to tweak, she got it just about perfect! 

Finally, Arely turns her sketch into a piece of watercolor gorgeousness! I love all the calligraphy she uses as well. I mean seriously, isn't it just beautiful?!

I ended up including a map in each invitation. It added some color and beauty to the invitation suite. I have also had some postcards made with the map on the front (had these printed by Vistaprint) that I am including in the out of town guest bags and putting out at the rehearsal dinner. The map is so gorgeous I wanted to include it where I could! The original will be on display at the reception (probably on the gift or guest book table) in a beautiful gold frame and then later hung in our new home.

More pictures to come after the wedding. Stop by CaligrafiaBella on Etsy for more examples of maps she has done. I can't recommend her enough. If you are considering having a wedding map created, she is definitely the best choice! I think it would also be awesome to have a map made as a gift or for yourself of a hometown, a favorite town, or special place you have visited.


Heather C. Watson said...

That is so amazingly awesome!

Best wishes for an incredible wedding week, and many years of happiness!

Anonymous said...

This is AMAZING! Happy wedding week!

Ang Samp said...

That is beautiful!!!! I hope you have a wonderful, stress-free week! You are going to be such a beautiful bride.

Lauren @ Dreams Take Flight said...

This is so gorgeous! Happy wedding week!!

Muffy said...

So stunning! I love how it came out!!!!!

Randi said...

Seeing all of those places on the map makes me happy! Congratulations and can't wait to hear more about it!! I just might have to use your ideas as inspiration one day ;)

Joanna said...

so awesome!! I'm your 1000th follower :)

Worthington said...


That is all I can say! It is just stunning and love that special detail included in your day.